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Thursday, 13 November 2014

GCC Wide Ban on Deported Expatriates of GCC Countries

General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Dubai (GDRFA) has just made a statement which is published by Gulf News today that the expatriates who are deported from one of the GCC countries would not be able to enter any of the GCC member countries upon work visa. Gulf News reported that the GDRFA, in its magazine Manafez Dubai that all six GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman) have agreed upon this law and soon it will be implemented in all GCC countries. The country which will deport the expatriate will take his or her finger prints and share it with all GCC member countries. The system to share this kind of information is already in place.






Ban in cases of Criminal Offences
It is important to mention here that GCC countries already have an agreement to not get through the expatriates who are involved in some criminal offences in any other GCC country. As a result of this, all countries share the information regarding passport details, finger prints and other related information with other countries. If an expatriates is ran away from Saudi Arabia after stealing money and it is reported to the police after his departure. He will not be able to enter to any other GCC countries. They have created a sound system to arrest such expatriate. If expatriate who is alleged to have criminal case in any of the GCC country applies for the visa of any other GCC country, they don’t stop or reject the visa. In fact they approve it and make arrangements to arrest him on the airport of GCC country. After that, that particular expatriate is handed over to the police of the country where he is alleged to commit the crime. His name from the banned list of GCC countries is only removed when he clears the allegation against him in that country.


Current Situation regarding ban of Deported Expatriates
Currently the deported expatriates without criminal offences are allowed to go to the other GCC countries. If employer of some employee sets a huroob against him and then he is detained by the police, the ultimate arrangement is deportation. So, one should make all the efforts to remove huroob from his Iqama. Moreover, the expatriate is also deported if he is caught working for someone other than his Kafeel. Moreover, if an employee is caught working on Iqama profession which is not his actual profession, he will also be deported. If you want to change Iqama profession, please follow the instructions given in this link. An Expatriate can be deported in the following cases;


  1. If he is banned from entering to Saudi Arabia
  2. If he is involved in Trading Visas & Forgery of Documents


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